Monday, January 22, 2018

Most Wanted - Lisa Scottoline (Review)

25773504Most Wanted by Lisa Scottoline
Genres: Mystery
Publication date: 
April 12th 2016 
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Format: ebook, 438 pages
How I got it: Netgalley to provide an honest review
Buy it: Amazon Barnes and Noble
My rating: 2/5 

Christine Nilsson and her husband, Marcus, are desperate for a baby. Unable to conceive, they find themselves facing a difficult choice they had never anticipated. After many appointments with specialists, endless research, and countless conversations, they make the decision to use a donor. 

Two months pass and Christine is happily pregnant. but one day, she is shocked to see a young blond man on the TV news being arrested for a series of brutal murders-and the blond man bears an undeniable and uncanny resemblance to her donor. 

Delving deeper to uncover the truth, Christine must confront a terrifying reality and face her worst fears. Riveting and fast-paced, with the depth of emotionality that has garnered Lisa Scottoline legions of fans, Most Wanted poses an ethical and moral dilemma: What would you do if the biological father of your unborn child was a killer?


My thoughts:

This book follows Christine who is recently pregnant with her first child and going to be stopping working so she can raise her child.   Christine and her husband Marcus ended up conceiving via a donor after many trying months.   Christine and Marcus have hidden the fact that they ended up using a donor from most people.

My one favorite part about the book was the mystery itself.  The author did a great job unraveling the clues of what was going on.  I did want to keep reading the book until I figured out exactly what happened and who the murder was.   This was basically the only reason I was able to finish this book. 

I had so many issues with this book right from the beginning.  I just couldn’t stand Christine as the main character; her personality was under my skin quickly into the book.  Christine was making every issue about herself and putting herself in a lot of danger while making these decisions that she was trying to justify.  It was like she couldn’t listen to any rational information and then started in my mind freaking out.   

The plot was also a struggle for me when reading this book.  There was a pretty logical way to get the answer that Christine craved of who her donor was, but she just couldn’t wait.  I understand that waiting was going to be challenging, but every decision after that she made was just completely out of left field and only put herself in more danger.   I struggled to find a way to relate to Christine or even follow her thought pattern so it was challenging for me to feel any sympathy for her.   

Also, I have NO idea what was going on in Christine’s and Marcus’s marriage, but I have a lot of questions on how the ending is even possible.

If I had to suggest when to read this book I would suggest this as a nighttime read.   I found a large amount of stopping points and could put it down easily.

I received this book from Netgally for to provide an honest review.  This does not affect my opinion of this book. 


About the Author
Lisa Scottoline is the New York Times bestselling author and Edgar award-winning author of 28 novels, including her latest, ONE PERFECT LIE, which releases in April 2017. Her previous emotional thriller, MOST WANTED, has been optioned for a TV series. Lisa also co-authors a bestselling series of humorous memoir with her daughter, Francesca Serritella, which is based on their weekly Philadelphia Inquirer column titled "Chick Wit." These witty and hysterical books examine life from a woman's perspective, and the most recent book is, I'VE GOT SAND IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES. The first in the series, WHY MY THIRD HUSBAND WILL BE A DOG, has been optioned for TV. Lisa reviews popular fiction and non-fiction, and her reviews have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Lisa has served as President of Mystery Writers of America and has taught a course she developed, “Justice and Fiction” at The University of Pennsylvania Law School, her alma mater. Lisa is a regular and much sought after speaker at library and corporate events. Lisa has over 30 million copies of her books in print and is published in over 35 countries. She lives in the Philadelphia area with an array of disobedient pets, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. 

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  1. Ugh this sounds like a frustrating read! Glad you got through it!

  2. Ouch, how unfortunate. I think I would have had a lot of the same complaints.

    1. Once I don't relate to the narrator I struggle. Thank you for stopping by!

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